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Strange New Planet

Students choose a spherical object to decorate with stickers, scents, etc to make it interesting. They write a key to the features for future explorers. Students use viewers to observe mystery planets. Students simulate NASA missions by observing with a fly-by, an orbit, and a landing. After each "visit" teams record their observations about the planet. This is one of a series of lessons from NASA.

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Resource Details

5th - 8th
Life Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
45 mins
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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